Top 5 Things To Do in Phoenix This Weekend
Looking for ways to fill up your weekend? Here are your five best bets for getting out and about in the Valley of the Sun.
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Banned Books on Film: A Clockwork Orange @ Phoenix Art Museum
Delve into Stanley Kubrick's furturistic dystopian masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange, when Bookmans presents the shockingly brutal work (it's original release garnered an X-rating in the states) as part of its new series dubbed Banned Books on Film.
The controversial flick, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novella of the same name, is a fitting choice for the Banned series precisely because of the mixed reception it received upon release. While Kubrick's interpretation garnered multiple BAFTA and Academy Award nominations (among other accolades), it also inspired heinous copycat crimes and was banned in Britain for some 27 years. And as the series' name hints, the novella found itself blacklisted stateside.
Is it art or a glorification of despicable acts? Make up your own mind on the matter when the movie screens at 7 p.m. Friday at Phoenix Art Museum. Tickets are $7.
55th Annual Hashknife Pony Express Ride @ Marshall Way Bridge
Each January, a team of more than 24 old-school mailmen travel from Holbrook to Scottsdale on horseback to deliver letters. This year marks the 55th ride, and after the requisite 200 miles the travelers will arrive at the Marshall Way Bridge Roundabout
Greet the team on Saturday at noon, as Marshall Shore provides historical context for the event (and commemorative stickers, too).
7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ